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Have you ever eaten or seen candy corn before? Candy corn is a triangle shaped candy that usually has three colors: white, orange, and yellow. The white color is on the tip. The orange color is in the center and the yellow color is on the bottom. The colors represent corn on the cob or the colors of fall. The candy is similar to a piece (kernel) of corn. Did you know that Candy corn was made in the 1880’s? Read on to find out more cool quick facts about candy corn.
What is your favorite type of candy?
With your parent/caretaker’s permission you can click on the link below to see some pictures of vintage/antique/old ads about candy corn:
Quick facts about Candy corn:
1. A man named George Renninger is said to have invented Candy corn in the 1880’s. He worked for the Philip Wunderle Candy Company as a candy maker.
2. In the 1890’s another company called Goelitz Confectionery Company started making and selling Candy corn. The Goelitz Confectionery Company is the reason that Candy corn is so popular. The Goelitz Confectionery Company started selling Candy corn under the name Chicken feed.
3. The Goelitz Confectionery Company is now called the Jelly Belly candy company.
4. Candy corn was made by hand when it first started selling because there were no machines in the 1880’s to make it.
5. Candy corn is a fall/autumn candy. It is said to be a Halloween favorite. Some candy companies make different colored candy corn for different holidays throughout the year.
6. About 35 million pounds of Candy corn is sold each year. That is a lot of candy corn (chicken feed)!
7. Candy corn has been around for over one hundred and thirty (130) years.
8. October 30th is National Candy Corn Day!
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Books about Candy corn:
1. Look! It's the Candycorn by Danielle McLean
2. The Candy Corn Cookbook by Laura Sommers
3. Count Candy Corn by Ruth L. Brügger
4. Kitten in the Candy Corn by Ben M. Baglio
Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.
Short story alert:
Once upon a time there was a kid that loved to eat candy corn. The kid loved to trick or treat because he knew he would get his favorite candy corn to eat. He loved candy corn so much that this year for Halloween he decided to dress up as a piece of candy corn. On Halloween night his parents took him door to door to trick or treat. At each door he would ask for candy corn. By the time him and his parents got home the kid had so much candy corn, but he had to wait to eat some while his parents checked each and every piece of candy to make sure it was safe for their kid to eat. By the time his parents were done checking the candy the kid was sound asleep. When he awoke the next day, he was so happy and excited because he finally got to eat some of that candy corn. THE END.
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